Get Your Heart Pumping
Staying active is one of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease. We’ve collected some fun, low-intensity ways to get your blood flowing. Show your heart some love by trying something new!
- Explore your neighborhood parks. The Upper Midwest is home to many parks and reserves. Take some time to explore their trails to get your heart working and take in some fresh air.
- Sign up for a dancing class. From the salsa to a good old fashioned square dance, dancing is a great way to get your heart in shape. Sign up with a friend or meet some new ones. Either way, it is a win for you and your heart.
- Make a splash. The pool is a great way to get your heart working out—minus the sweat. Check out your local YMCA or gym to get the lowdown on their open swim and pool exercise classes.
- Walk it off. A quick walk isn’t just good for your heart, but it will also help lower your stress level. If you are feeling overwhelmed, upset, or angry, take a quick walk to clear your head and get your heart pumping.
- Babysit the kiddos. There’s no better exercise than chasing around someone else’s kids. You give your heart a workout, they make you feel like a kid again, and after you get them all wound up, you get to give them back to their parents while you rest!
- Give yoga a try. Yoga is a great way to relax and relieve stress. Sign up today to show your heart a little love and improve your balance and strength
- Use the stairs. Working somewhere with an elevator provides a great exercise opportunity. Take the stairs and get your heart pumping.